We initially heard from Tuscana back in the Fall when they were launching but never made it over so a couple of weeks back we heard that a local promoter and friend was having a birthday party at the venue so we decided to check it out.
Cost – $$
Service – A-
Straight into the club and then a drink within 5 minutes of waiting at the bar. A good first way to get a positive impression kicked-off.
Food – ?
Design – B+
Tuscana is a pretty large space that has a solid aesthetic throughout. I wouldn’t say it is quite top-tier but certainly not far behind.
Feel – C+
The issue I have with larger spaces like Tuscana is that there is no rhyme or reason to the crowd. When you have a large space you have to fill it up and what ends up happening is you get a really disjointed crowd that doesn’t have a clear identity. There may be a strong South Asian contingent (from what I hear) in the venue but on the night we visited it was a completely mixed bag. That may be good for some but it’s not really my cup of tea. That being said the place was completely packed and it seemed like everyone was having a great time.
Tuscana Lounge is located at 1350 Eye Street, NW.